I have a new article up at The Daily Beast, The Dirty Truth About Cutting Boards. They went with a more lurid lead than I would have, but the article itself is a solid primer on cutting board safety and selection. Who knew food safety could be fun?
A recent report found that 80 percent of all grocery-store chickens in the U.S. are contaminated with Salmonella, Campylobacter or both. You don’t want that in your salad or on your strawberry shortcake. Cutting a head of lettuce after butterflying a couple of chicken breasts is just playing Russian roulette with your gastrointestinal tract. You might as well lick the raw chicken. It will catch up to you sooner or later.
It looks like the articles for The Daily Beast will be a regular gig. I’ve got some great topics lined up. I’ll keep you posted.